Kathleen Turner May Return to New York Stage in High

News   Kathleen Turner May Return to New York Stage in High
 
Stage and screen star Kathleen Turner, most recently on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, may be headed back to the New York stage.

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Variety reports that the award-winning actress is currently in discussion to play a "recovering alcoholic nun" in Matthew Lombardo's High.

The three-hander, playwright Lombardo told Playbill.com, will make its regional debut this summer. Three venues are currently scheduled prior to a possible Broadway bow next year. The play, according to the industry paper, "centers on a nun and the 19-year-old drug addict she is trying to help. The third character is a priest who runs the treatment facility."

Lombardo is also the author of Looped, which begins previews on Broadway Feb. 19. Rob Ruggiero, who directs Looped, will also helm High.

Turner last appeared on Broadway as Martha opposite Bill Irwin in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, earning her second Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play and an Olivier nomination during its London run. She also received a Tony nomination for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other Broadway successes include Indiscretions and The Graduate. Turner first came to national prominence following her role in the movie "Body Heat" with William Hurt. She subsequently won two Golden Globe Awards for "Romancing the Stone" and "Prizzi's Honor," and an Academy Award nomination for "Peggy Sue Got Married." Her two other partnerships with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito ("The Jewel of the Nile" and "War of the Roses") were also box office hits.

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